Thrill seekers pay the price

A new state law lets local governments slap stiff bills on people who’ve been rescued as a result of their risky behavior. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, January 18, 2005. Christopher Reynolds and Ashley Powers | Times Staff Writers On the morning of Jan. 9, Ethan Donahue, […]

Four Lion Cubs Are Born Free

The last two pumas in the Santa Monica Mountains have produced a litter, delighting scientists Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, October 6, 2004. Talk about a couple who survived the odds. The last known male mountain lion in the Santa Monica Mountains and the one known female […]

Feat of the Week – Deep Facial

The rider: Mehran Moghtader, a 37-year-old family-practice physician from Hollywood The credentials: Primarily a street rider, he had cranked on a mountain bike about a dozen times. The feat: A run down Mammoth Mountain’s Bullet, a five-diamond chute in winter The hype: “Six-foot drops, huge boulders and tight turns have […]

Hiking Devil’s Canyon

One really twisted canyon – Tori Radaich leads the way to the sandstone slabs of Devil Canyon. OK, so the frogs didn’t show. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, September 21, 2004. By JORDAN RANE, Special to The Times IT’S a scalding Wednesday afternoon, just shy of rush […]